photo by Scott RileyAlong the stairs leading up to the top of the East Housing roof, a series of customized concrete planters are cast in place. This stair access also functions as an entry way to the Sky Suite, an Arcosanti guest unit featuring a spectacular view of the desert.
[Text by ttmr and photos by swr]
photo by Scott RileySince the quantity of the concrete mix is small, it was hand-mixed and bucket-relayed up the stairs for the pour.
photo by Colleen ConneryOnce the concrete is placed in the form, the mix is vibrated by hand (often by an electric vibrator also) to ensure the consistent finish surface once the plywood form is removed.